Leather Jackets

I love seasonal and trendy pieces, but staples that supersede a time of year are my guilty pleasure.  Maybe because they make purchasing them seem so much more sensible, but either way, it’s undeniable that a classic leather jacket should be part of every person’s wardrobe.  Fit is so important here, that I think spending a little above what you normally would on outerwear is ok – especially because you can pair this with, seriously, anything.

Leather Jackets:

MUUBAA Athena Biker Jacket $429

Veda Max Leather Jacket $890

Sanctuary Runaways All Vegan Jacket $159

BB Dakota Fernando Faux Leather Jacket w/ Fleece Hood $57

Truth & Pride Perforated Leather Bike Jacket $399.90

MUUBAA Meggie Biker Jacket $649

Bernardo Leather Bomber Jacket with Detachable Hoodie Liner $339.90

Nixon Alexa Motor Jacket $94.99

MICHAEL by Michael Kors Moto Patch Pocket Leather Coat $495

J Brand Coated Sleeve Denim Jacket $259
*had to include this one!!!  a fusion between an amazing jean jacket and leather jacket is soooo lust worthy

Forever 21 Faux Leather Bomber Jacket $34.80

MUUBAA Navarre Sheepskin Jacket $476

Two-Tone Motorcycle Jacket $395

Burberry Brit Lambskin Leather Jacket $1795

*COVETED ITEM

Belt Frustrations

I’ve always used belts (and most things for that matter) more for fashion than function, however there’s no doubt that the fit of a good belt can make your look polished, and most importantly – comfortable!  There are different opinions about what kind of belt should be worn with certain things, but I’ve always felt the first priority should be how it looks on your body (not on the model in an ad).  Once you get to know what kinds of shapes and sizes work for you, it is easier to buy without trying on.

The purpose of a belt should be to hold your pants in place as if you are standing up.  It’s important to know that if your pants scrunch in the back when you are wearing a belt that is fit snug on your hips – your pants are too big (at least in the waist).  Standing upright, you should not need a belt (for function) if you have the right size pants.  Belts are for sitting down and bending over.  A lot of people who are frustrated with finding belts actually don’t realize they’re buying the wrong size pants.  In that case, you can either invest in tailoring (which I would definitely suggest for a pair of jeans or work pants that get a ton of use) or… buy some new pants.

I’ve put together a compilation below, including some classic, some fun and some dream-worthy belts.  Happy shopping!

Tan Belt from Dorothy Perkins $9, Brown Leather Belt from Gap $16.50, Medium Tan Belt from Zappos $35 photos taken from websites

Saddle Belt form J Crew $24.99, Lauren by Ralph Lauren Belt from Zappos $58, Linea Pelle Belt from Zappos $99 photos taken from website

White Belt with Tassels from Dorothy Perkins $11, Linea Pelle Black Skinny Belt with Studs from Zappos $84.99, Linea Pelle Thick Belt with Holes from Zappos $92.99 photos taken from website

Hot Pink Belt from J Crew $29.99, Red Patent Leather Belt from TopShop $28, Patent Leather Green Belt from ASOS $10.91 photos taken from website

Striped Belt from ASOS $27.27, Joe’s Jeans Gold Belt from Zappos $53.99, Striped Belt from Gap $16.95 photos taken from website

Lavender Belt from ASOS $10.91, Yellow Belt with Bow from ASOS $10.91, Orange Belt from Piperlime $29 photos taken from website

Flower Print Belt from ASOS $16.36, Red + Purple Suede Belt from ASOS $27.27, Roxy Aztec Belt from Zappos $34.99 photos taken from website

Michael Kors Leopard Print Belt from Zappos $52, Linea Pelle Red Belt with Holes from Zappos $59.99, Linea Pelle Skinny Leopard Belt from Zappos $58.99 photos taken from website

Marc by Marc Jacobs Crossbody from Bloomingdales $198 (wrap this around your waist), Michael Kors Chain Belt with Pocket from Zappos $68, Belt Bag from Gucci $530 photos taken from website

See by Chloe Belt from ASOS $325.40, M Missoni Belt from Net-A-Porter $345, Salvatore Ferragamo Belt from Zappos Couture $360 photos taken from website

Dolce & Gabbana Pink Leather Belt from Net-A-Porter $275, Marni Embellished Belt from Net-A-Porter $235, Heart Buckle Belt from Diane Von Furstenberg $129.50 photos taken from website